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Travel Pillow Tutorial – Sewing Projects for Kids Series

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If you are headed anywhere this summer or any time of year, a great little travel pillow is a must have.  The shape is perfect for biggerish kids who can position it just right.  It’s not super huge so it won’t hog up the whole backseat of the car and cause a ‘you’re touching me war’.

The shape is a simple kidney bean shape… if you need it a little larger (for yourself) you could enlarge the template when printing.

travel pillow tutorial kids sewing series

Materials Needed:

fat quarter- one for front

fat quarter- one for back

You could use minky fabric or flannel for a super compfy and cozy travel pillow.

pillow template

Download the pdf file for this project from my free resource library.

travel pillow tutorial for kids to sew

Travel Pillow Tutorial:

1)  Cut out the

Download the pdf file for this project from my free resource library.

2)  Fold your fabric and pin you template in place- notice that the fold edge lines up with the fabric fold

travel pillow cut out template

3)  Cut out two pieces- front and back

4)  Lay right sides together the front and back

5)  Pin around the shape to secure

6)  Sew around the travel pillow- leaving a 3″ opening for turning

travel pillow tutorial 1

7)  Turn right sides out through the hole

8)  Stuff with polyfil- you can go soft or firm here, whatever their preference is

travel pillow stuffing

9)  Stitch the opening closed with a ladder stitch

travel pillow ladder stitch


travel pillow sewing projects for kids

kids sewing series travel pillow

This is part of the Sewing Projects for Kids series.  Watch for more sewing tutorials just for kids to sew!

If you are ready to sew right now….here are a few kids sewing projects here or projects you can make for camp outs and hikes. or more kids summer sewing here!

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4 thoughts on “Travel Pillow Tutorial – Sewing Projects for Kids Series

  1. Debbie

    Such a fun idea! I’m going to add a snapping strap so it can be attached to the seat belt.

  2. Becky

    Debbie- that’s a great idea!

  3. Becca

    Thanks for your great idea! My daughter and I made one for a recent road trip and I included a link to your website on a recent blog post I wrote about traveling with young kids. You can find it at http://mustachemomma.com/road-trip-with-kids/.

  4. Linda Garcia

    I do not find the pattern for this pillow in the resource library. Lots of other projects and printables but not this pillow.

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